Version Control Systems

Rank

Mercurial vs SVN

  1. This system is good for working offline.

    94% 6%
    Mercurial 217 out of 229 picked Mercurial over SVN SVN
  2. This system is good for dispersed teams.

    92% 8%
    Mercurial 200 out of 216 picked Mercurial over SVN SVN
  3. This system is good at merging.

    92% 8%
    Mercurial 204 out of 221 picked Mercurial over SVN SVN
  4. This system is good at branching.

    87% 13%
    Mercurial 194 out of 221 picked Mercurial over SVN SVN
  5. This system is pluggable.

    84% 16%
    Mercurial 161 out of 190 picked Mercurial over SVN SVN
  6. This system is robust against data loss.

    82% 18%
    Mercurial 161 out of 194 picked Mercurial over SVN SVN
  7. This system has good tools for importing from other VCSs.

    82% 18%
    Mercurial 165 out of 199 picked Mercurial over SVN SVN
  8. This system is good for small teams.

    78% 22%
    Mercurial 175 out of 224 picked Mercurial over SVN SVN
  9. This system is good for large teams.

    77% 23%
    Mercurial 169 out of 219 picked Mercurial over SVN SVN
  10. There are good hosting services for this system.

    73% 27%
    Mercurial 148 out of 202 picked Mercurial over SVN SVN
  11. This system is easy to administrate.

    73% 27%
    Mercurial 160 out of 219 picked Mercurial over SVN SVN
  12. There is a good community around this system.

    69% 31%
    Mercurial 154 out of 223 picked Mercurial over SVN SVN
  13. This system is easy to use.

    61% 39%
    Mercurial 141 out of 228 picked Mercurial over SVN SVN
  14. I am familiar with this system.

    53% 47%
    Mercurial 194 out of 364 picked Mercurial over SVN SVN
  15. This system is good for binary files.

    52% 48%
    Mercurial 96 out of 184 picked Mercurial over SVN SVN
  16. This system is easy to learn.

    50% 50%
    Mercurial 111 out of 220 picked Mercurial over SVN SVN
  17. This system is likely to be a passing fad.

    48% 52%
    Mercurial 99 out of 193 picked SVN over Mercurial SVN
  18. This system has good integration with other tools.

    43% 57%
    Mercurial 120 out of 212 picked SVN over Mercurial SVN
  19. Many project hosting services support this system.

    41% 59%
    Mercurial 117 out of 201 picked SVN over Mercurial SVN
  20. This system has a model which is easy to understand.

    40% 60%
    Mercurial 133 out of 225 picked SVN over Mercurial SVN
  21. This system has good GUI tools.

    40% 60%
    Mercurial 119 out of 200 picked SVN over Mercurial SVN

What's going on here?

The absolute rankings are interesting for large scale comparisons but when you want to know about two specific languages it's much more informative to look at how the two fare when they go directly head to head.

Here are all the statements which we've got enough comparisons between Mercurial and SVN to be meaningful and which of the two our users picked.

The order in which we're presenting them is a little arbitrary (sorry), but we've tried to put the things which they're both good at first so as to give you the most interesting picture of it.